Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

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African-based airline revealed for more Boeing 777Fs

An order for more of Boeing’s popular 777F widebody freighter was unveiled today (May 25). Find out more…

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Indian start-up, Akasa Air, unveils first branded Boeing 737 MAX

The maiden Boeing 737 MAX for India’s newest airline, Akasa Air, was revealed to the world yesterday (May 23) adorned in the company’s smart, eye-catching livery featuring the colours of “Sunrise Orange” and “Passionate Purple”.

New operator of the Boeing 737-800SF revealed

EgyptAir is poised to gain its maiden Boeing 737-800SF after the flag carrier inked a freighter conversion contract with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI) during mid-May.

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Which widebodies has Lufthansa Group bought?

The Lufthansa Group has recently purchased several widebodies, comprising a mix of passenger and freighter examples. Find out how many, specific current/next-generation types involved, intended delivery timeframes, and more, on Key.Aero – not to be missed, read now!

Developing: A319 skids off runway and catches fire

Authorities in China have launched an investigation after a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 left the runway and caught fire this morning (May 12).

Israel to Turkey flight aborted as passengers receive crashed aircraft images

A Turkish AnadoluJet Boeing 737 take-off from Israel was aborted after passengers received disturbing crashed aircraft pictures on their mobile phones

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Could Wizz Air enter the Saudi Arabian market?

Low-cost giant Wizz Air has noted “potential expansion” into Saudi Arabia.

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Boeing names new global HQ location

In a surprising move, Boeing confirmed yesterday (May 5) that its global headquarters will shift away from Chicago, Illinois - but to where you ask? Find out the new location, and more, on Key.Aero...

Where you can see this Ukrainian 737 across Europe now

A single Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-900ER is currently being seen at a plethora of destinations across Europe, ranging from Lisbon and Oslo to Berlin and Larnaca. Find out why…

CAE confirms which training centre is set for simulator expansion

High technology company, CAE, revealed on May 3 intentions to expand one of its flight training centres with new full-flight simulators (FFS).

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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